Photo by Brittany Dickerson
Chris Dickerson is making players look over their shoulder, and by the time they do, it may be too late. For the second time in three weeks, a final round scoring barrage put Dickerson in the clubhouse as the tournament leader waiting to see if those ahead of him to start the day could now play catch up.
He ran through a treacherous Idlewild with 10 birdies and two eagles for a course record 14-under par 54. It was also a bogey-free day on a demanding Disc Golf Pro Tour layout brimming with dangerous out of bounds and tight lines. The effort shot him up 15 spots into second place once Eagle McMahon was indeed able to catch up for the title.
Ezra Robinson also put forth an impressive showing to finish tied for seventh and Kevin Jones made moves the final two days to finish in a tie for 14th. In Open Women, Catrina Allen worked her way back onto the podium in third and Heather Young finished in a tie for 11th.
Dickerson's round started hot with seven birdies and an eagle on the front nine, with his only par coming on the second hole. He then navigated the tougher half of the course without taking a par on two consecutive holes until his last two. He finished the tournament at a 25-under 179, just two strokes shy of first. His 15 spot jump on the final day followed a 22 spot move the day before.
Robinson did his final round work on the back half of the course and finished with a seven hole birdie streak to solidify himself comfortably inside the top-10, moving up 10 places himself on the final day. The hot back nine put him at the double digit mark with a 10-under.
Like Dickerson, Jones completed a hefty move up the leaderboard on the final day, jumping 8 spots to go with the 24 from the day before. He put on for the highlight reel at the end of his round with back-to-back eagles on holes 16 and 17. His eagle on 16 came from 68 feet as his Circle 2 putting continues to impress.
Catrina Allen was not left out of the moving day party, as she climbed five places to make the final round lead card. She was only one of two FPO players to finish even or better during that second round. She was then surgical off the tee in the final round, hitting 81 percent of fairways in a third place finish.
Cale Leiviska became the 7-time Cedar Creek Open champion last weekend with his performance in Fairmont, Minn. He took the lead with the hot score in the opening round and continued his solid play, again shooting the hot score in the finals. He finished with a 32-under 168 total to win by four. Mitch Privette finished in fourth.
Väinö Mäkelä kept up a great season with his third place showing at Finnish Nationals in Sipoo, Finland. Seppo Paju added a top-20 finish with his tie for 19th, as well.
|Tournament||Player - Finish|
|Idlewild Open||Chris Dickerson - 2nd
Ezra Robinson - T-7th
Kevin Jones - T-14th
Catrina Allen - 3rd (FPO)
Heather Young - T-11th
|Cedar Creek Open||🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
Mitch Privette - 4th
|Finnish Nationals 2020||Väinö Mäkelä - 4th
Seppo Paju - T-19th
|Kennel Lake Grand Opening||🏆 Lydia Lyons - 1st (Adv. Women)|
|Rally of Rochester||🏆 William Schreiber - 1st (FPO)
Michael Habets - 2nd
|Farm Classic||Matt Jackson - 2nd|
|2020 Sackville Showdown||Derek MacLeod - T-2nd (MP40)|
Kevin Jones made a career statement, outpacing a fully loaded field at the Green Mountain Championship to claim his second Disc Golf Pro Tour win. He started six strokes off the lead after round one and went to work from there.